Imaging fungi in the Sam Mitchel Herbarium of Fungi

Archiving, Imaging and Discovering

November 11, 2019 | Stephanie White
In spring 2020, research and conservation herbarium staff – along with the natural history collections – will move from the lower level of the Boettcher Memorial Center to the ground level of the Freyer – Newman Center. The Gardens received a $247,840 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library...Learn more
Transfers in the sterile flow hood.

Test Tube Nature

November 8, 2019 | Horticulture Intern
My time here at Denver Botanic Gardens has been nothing short of profound expression. As a spectator in the Gardens, it feels like a dream. Through the eyes of a summer intern, I am a dreamworker—carefully curating the vision embodied by the Gardens. This institution emphasizes the importance of...Learn more
Blossoms of Lights

Popping the Question? We Can Help!

November 5, 2019 | Special Events
If you’re planning the perfect proposal for the love of your life, there’s no better setting than Blossoms of Light . Our Merry & Bright engagement package includes everything you’ll need to make your special moment even more magical – except for the ring, of course! The Merry & Bright...Learn more
 Rosa ‘Tuscany Superb’ rose hips

November Walking Tour - Persistent Fruit

November 1, 2019 | Cindy Newlander
While many may prefer the bright and garish flowers found in the height of summer, November’s offerings come in a different form – persistent fruit. You might be familiar with orchards of apples, peaches or pears that were harvested in late summer and early fall. This month’s tour will look at...Learn more
Teen volunteers

Teens at the Gardens!

October 29, 2019 | Melissa Gula
In anticipation of the completion of the Freyer – Newman Center, which will house a newly constructed library, research labs and art galleries, Denver Botanic Gardens is hosting teen-only focus groups with teens ages 13-18. The new spaces in the Freyer – Newman Center will provide opportunities for...Learn more
Santa’s Village at Chatfield Farms

Host Your Holiday Event at Chatfield Farms

October 25, 2019 | Pablo Zacarias
Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms in Littleton, CO has two venues for your holiday event! Whether you have a smaller group or a large company holiday party to plan, we have the perfect spot for you and your guests. For smaller gatherings, the Polly Steele Center fits 10-25. Nestled right in...Learn more
ACES class with Fairy Ring of Calvatia booniana

Mycology at the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

October 21, 2019 | Vera Evenson
Like huge fairy rings of mushrooms that spread out into the vast prairies and rolling hills of our Rocky Mountain Region, information about Colorado’s fungi – mushrooms in particular – has emanated from Denver Botanic Gardens’ mycology herbarium for the past half-century. Now named the Sam Mitchel...Learn more
ECHO Summit

Every Child, Every Place, Everywhere

October 17, 2019 | Melissa Gula
Denver Botanic Gardens is proud to announce that on October 26 we will be hosting the third annual Early Childhood Health Outdoors (ECHO) Summit. ECHO supports providing all young children with daily access to quality outdoor environments to encourage healthy growth and development. ECHO is a...Learn more
Glow at the Gardens

The Mysterious History of the Jack-o’-Lantern

October 16, 2019 | Special Events
In just a few days, the Gardens will dress up for Halloween for Glow at the Gardens™ , our nighttime celebration of all things pumpkin. Using all real pumpkins grown by local farmers, our team of pumpkin artists will create nearly a dozen larger-than-life pumpkin sculptures, hand-carved showpiece...Learn more
The Salt Valley outside of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

From The Stans With Love

October 11, 2019 | Kevin Williams
A 34-hour flight brought us 12 time zones away. We touched down in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on the golden, late-summer steppe, with foothills and mountains to our left. It felt like landing outside of Boulder. Throughout our trip, we were astounded by how a place could feel so strange and yet so much...Learn more
Mycology Lab Seasonal Justin Loucks teaches a fascinated youngster about fungi at the Telluride Mushroom Festival.

Mycological Splendor in the San Juans

October 7, 2019 | Rick Levy
As we turned southward out of Montrose, the deep green of a damp forest surrounding the towering San Juan Mountains reassured us that this trip would prove worthwhile. Dr. Andy Wilson and I were making our way to the Telluride Mushroom Festival for the second time. Last year had been notoriously...Learn more
Blossoms of Lights

Think You Can Wait to Book Your Holiday Party? Think Again!

October 4, 2019 | Special Events
The tradition of gathering together in the winter months goes back almost as far as humanity itself. Today, that tradition is celebrated by families, friends, and even by companies and organizations that want to recognize the hard work and accomplishments of their team over the past year...Learn more

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